Crane Accidents: Skilled Representation From Our Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction sites are known to be one of the dangerous places to work. Companies, employers, managers and supervisors have an obligation to adequately inform employees about the hazardous conditions and properly equip them with safety gear. Unfortunately, construction accidents still occur.
At David Komie Law, our Austin construction accident lawyers have over 60 years of collective experience and they are committed to fighting for you in and out of court. We understand how important monetary compensation is toward a full recovery for your injuries, so let us protect your rights.
Causes Of Crane Accidents
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), around 125,000 cranes are in operation in the U.S. construction industry every single day. There are more than 80,000 to 100,000 used in the maritime shipping industry.
These cranes are designed to carry an enormous amount of weight at great heights. Companies need to make sure crane operators are well-trained and their machines are under constant maintenance in order to be used at peak efficiency. However, companies may try to limit the amount of inspections or scheduled maintenance in order to save money. This type of practice can lead to devastating injuries, even fatalities.
Common causes and conditions that result in crane accidents include:
- Crane tip-overs
- Crane collapses
- Falling objects
- Improperly rigged loads
- Mechanical failure
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a crane accident due to negligence, our construction accident attorneys possess the extensive knowledge of the state laws and court proceedings to help you. There may be several liable parties involved, that is why we can conduct a thorough investigation and gather crucial evidence to determine who is exactly at fault.